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Exit Glacier

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Exit Glacier Road, Kenai Fjords National Park, AK 99664
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Hike up the well-maintained path to the top of the glacier.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“easy hike” (67 reviews)
“nice hike” (33 reviews)
“visitor center” (47 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Exit Glacier Road, Kenai Fjords National Park, AK 99664
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"easy hike"
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"nice hike"
in 33 reviews
"visitor center"
in 47 reviews
"short hike"
in 32 reviews
"global warming"
in 15 reviews
"national park"
in 20 reviews
"easy access"
in 14 reviews
"viewing area"
in 13 reviews
"the past years"
in 11 reviews
"walk up"
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"ranger station"
in 10 reviews
"harding ice field"
in 34 reviews
"longer hike"
in 9 reviews
"lower trail"
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"climate change"
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"markers showing"
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"parking lot"
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I visited this location before our kids were born. We had a leisurely hike right to the base of the glacier. On our visit this past summer, 19 years later, we found we had to hike quite a bit further, just to...More

Thank Kirk T
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

We had a fun time during our hike to exit glacier. It starts off easy and then the path is not paved so you have to be cautious. It is however an easy hike, my 7 years old boy and my 74 years old dad...More

Thank yatree
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Reviewed 25 December 2017

It's an easy walk from the parking lot (with bathrooms) to get to a viewpoint, but a longer hike to get close up. It's very sad to see how the glacier has been receding over the years - there are markers at the side of...More

Thank MS06
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

This is really a must do when you at Kenai Fjords National Park. Different options to hike to the glacier or simply hike for a stunning view of the glacier. Easy to get around and it is sobering to see how the glacier is retreating...More

2  Thank ljtraveler_11
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Like all the drives in Alaska, the drive to Exit Glacier is beautiful. There is a really nice little view point parking lot a few miles before the parking lot which has an excellent view of the glacier. The parking lot is large and there...More

1  Thank Aprilp2412
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

As you drive into Exit Glaciers there are signs with the year marked to depict where Exit Glacier used to be. Needless to say, it has receded tremendously over the years. I recommend that you hike up to at least the sign that says "2010."...More

1  Thank Kirk47
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

From the road Exit Glacier looks great so we drove in for a closer look. You have to hike a little way in. They have different tracks to take. We took the shortest to the base of the Glacier - its still a half hour...More

1  Thank Terry F
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

Nice hike for anybody. Lots of photo ops along the way. Glad we did this, it really makes the whole Alaska experience. I would be curious to come back in a few years and see it. We had a friend show us her pics from...More

1  Thank mydonna
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

While the hike is easy, and well populated - I found the whole experience sad. Seeing the markings of the disappearing glacier was difficult. That being said - if in Seward, you should go and make your own memories. The visitor center was not open...More

Thank warrenville111
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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

An absolute must if you're in Seward. Nice short hike with an up close view of the glacier. For an even better view do the Hardening Ice Field hike. HIF hike has a few lookout points so you don't have to complete the entire trail...More

Thank Kenny505
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Zvonok
5 June 2016|
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Response from glacierlady |
You need to drive 15 miles NW of Seward to get to Exit Glacier and the trails. The road dead ends there. There is no way of knowing how many people will be there at any given time..rainy days will have less.
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